St. Michael Catholic Church

Christian Connection

St. Michael provides assistance to parishioners and the greater community through financial help, counseling services, educational preparation programs and more.

Christian Connection is one of the social ministry outreach programs of St. Michael Catholic Church helping our parishioners and individuals living in the cities of Bedford and Euless.  Funded by contributions from our parishioners, Christian Connection provides temporary, emergency assistance for rent, utilities, minor miscellaneous expense and minor car repair. Pharmacy, gas and food vouchers are available.  Assistance is limited to twice in a twelve month period of time. 

Please call 817.510.2741 to make an appointment.

HEB Transit – If you are under the age of 55 and need transportation Monday through Friday to get to work, you may obtain HEB Transit passes through Christian Connection.  Please call 817.510.2741 or stop by our office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon for more information.


Community Resources

Community Action Partners 4200 S. Freeway, Ste. 2310, FW          817-392-5790

Rent, All utilities, Mortgage and Work Training Certification Programs | Website

Tarrant County Dept of Human Services (TCDHS) 1200 Circle Drive, #210, FW

(For people with no income, rent and utility for extended period)   817-531-5620

Tarrant County Dept of Community Development (TCDCD) 1200 Circle Drive, FW

(For people with limited income, rent only and foreclosure issues)  817-850-7941

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition 300 S. Beach Street, FW           817-996-8800

(For those needing housing)

GRACE 610 Shady Brook Drive, Grapevine                                         817-488-7009

Rent, utility, food and medical clinic

Catholic Charities – 249 Thornhill Dr. FW (call 9-12)                         817-534-0814

Rent depending on funds availability, TXU and Ambit | Website

JPS Health Network

COVID-19 Resources and Community Safety Guide | Website


Food and Household Items

NEED East 424 Bedford Euless Rd, Hurst | TXU utilities & Food |  M-F 10-2:30 | 817-280-0286

Mission Central 740 E Pipeline Rd., Hurst  | Food Tu-Fri 12:30-2:00 | 817-595-0011 | Website

Hope Center 209 N. Industrial, Bedford  | M 10-1, Tu 3-6, W 10-1, Sat 9-12 | 817-868-7400

Food Stamps Call Ida Rivera 682-465-5670 to apply or online at www.yourtexasbenefits.org

For a list of Tarrant County Mobile Food Banks go online www.tafb.org.


Medicare/Medicaid Questions 

June Jovero, Licensed Medicare Specialist - 682-622-6321 or Christian Connection 817-510-2741


Job Certification

Microsoft Office | Basic and Advanced Computer Classes

Ladder Alliance
1100 Hemphill Street, #302
Fort Worth 76104

817-834-2100 or 817-502-7189


Employment

See their job boards for warehouse to executive positions.


Unemployment benefits

To apply for unemployment benefits, you can go to Texas Workforce website (TWC), www.twc.texas.gov.  It might be better to apply during off hours to get onto the site with little issue. $600/week unemployment benefits is a needed relief for everyone.  See article below from NBC News.

Coronavirus unemployment benefits.  Here's who qualifies and how much they get.


Guidelines on how to get your Stimulus checks quickly

  1. You have to file your taxes every year (whether you made an income or not). If you have not, now is time to do it. 
  2. Distributions would come via IRS, which would use 2019 tax payer forms to determine how much a person's check would be. If 2019 has not been filed, IRS would then use the 2018 forms.

These steps are important for low income Americans who don't typically file for taxes. People receiving nontaxable income and those receiving Social Security benefits will still get the checks. 

Yearly income of $75,000 or less will receive checks for $1,200 with an additional $500 per child.  Payments will decrease for individuals making more than $75,000 with an income cap of $99,000. The time frame for this check to arrive is 3 weeks but will take longer during this time frame for those who are planning to receive paper checks. Taxpayers who signed up for direct deposit will get it faster. 

Click the articles below for more information.

Stimulus checks are coming — here's how to make sure you get yours quickly

WHERE TO FIND FINANCIAL HELP BEFORE STIMULUS CHECKS DEPOSIT


Are you Stressed?

Remember stress is a normal emotional reaction when things in your life are uncertain.  Structure and order regulate our lives and our emotions.  When we have order, our stress is reduced. 

Do your best to maintain structure and order. Do something life affirming and forward looking. Remember your family/social connections, as well as your spiritual connections. If you cannot be with your family, call them, email them.  Call your friends, ask them how they are doing.

Attend Mass online via YouTube or Facebook.  Your grandchildren can help.

Remember we are all part of a greater plan.  Everything is going to be alright.  God is with us.


How to Begin the Process of Downsizing

Questions and Answers

Help fund our Mission!

Other ways to help...

  • During this time of dealing with the Coronavirus, we can be helpful to the agencies supplying people with the basics.
  • Tell your neighbors about the help available in our area
  • Donate funds for supplies to the organizations. (If you are donating, please take your supplies to their office).
  • If you are available to help, please call the agencies or check the website for their most current needs.
  • If you have questions, please call Christian Connection 817-510-2734 for assistance.

Other Resources for Assistance

If you need food, the following places are available:  (call before you go, especially if you are quarantined)                               

Community Enrichment Center 817-281-1164 6250 NE Loop 820  M, Fri 09:00-1:00/Thurs 5:30-7:30
NEED-East * 817-280-0286  424 Bedford Euless    M-F 10-3pm  HEB    Th-Food Stamp Rep
NEED-West    817-759-1506 5028 Broadway M-F 10-2:45  NETC
Mission Central *    817-595-0011 740 E. Pipeline Rd.   Tu-F 10-4, Sat 10-1; HEB
W.I.C.      817-321-5400   417 W. Euless, #200 Preg/Birth-5 yr. Immunizations/Post Partum
First United Meth Hurst 817-282-7384 521 W. Pipeline  2nd Friday 9am - 11, Mobile Food Pantry  TC
Joseph Store House 817-281-7050 4605 Denton Hwy, HC All low income - Tues-Sat 10-7pm
TX Dept. Human Services 817-446-5400  7450 John T.White Rd.   M-F 8-5pm Food Stamps-Medicaid
Meals on Wheels 817-336-0912   homebound and unable to prepare food-Tarrant Co.
Metroport Meals on Wheels 817-491-1141   unable to prepare meals, NETC, any age
Trinity Baptist 817-283-1750 920 Central Drive-Bedford  Sat 9-11, Call first, Food Bank
NICA  817-626-1102 1600 Circle Park Tues  Fri 9:00-3:30; Sat 9:30-1pm NWTC

*specifically for the HEB area    

Catholic Charities also provides financial assistance through long-term case management.  A caseworker is available on-site.  To make an appointment, please call 817.921.5381.

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